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Couinae

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taxon links [up-->]Coua cristata [up-->]Carpococcyx renauldi [up-->]Coua gigas extinct icon [down<--]Cuculidae Interpreting the tree
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Relationships after Sorenson & Payne 2005.

Containing group: Cuculiformes

References

Collar, N.J. and A.J. Long. 1995. Taxonomy and names of Carpococcyx cuckoos from the Greater Sundas. Forktail 11:135-150.

Johnson, K. P., S. M. Goodman, and S. M. Lanyon. 2000. A phylogenetic study of the Malagasy couas with insights into cuckoo relationships. Mol. Phylogenet. and Evol. 14: 436444.

Sorenson, M.D. and R.B. Payne. 2005. Molecular systematics: cuckoo phylogeny inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Pp. 68-94 in R.B. Payne. Bird Families of the World: Cuckoos. Oxford University Press.

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Scientific Name Coua cristata
Location captive
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source zurich 135
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2007 Luciano Giussani
Scientific Name Carpococcyx renauldi
Location captive at Vogelpark Walsrode
Acknowledgements Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Image:IMG 3290.JPG
Source Collection Wikimedia Commons
Copyright © Alois Staudacher
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